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General Fishing Tips / Re: What a Score
« on: July 16, 2021, 02:07:37 PM »
Check with the folks on AlanTani's website. There are guys who love those old spinning reels.

Awesome. You make me want to move to BC

Yeah I used to think the same thing, don't do it.  Fishing restrictions are worse here in WA, I can't say for BC.

Stealth / Re: I upgraded the seat
« on: July 16, 2021, 02:01:47 PM »
Rivets I got at West Marine.

Yeah, seems some time ago, some  commissioner allowed trawlers into the sound, guess what happened tot he rockfish?  Didn't take long for that to turn into a Goat Screw.  So we have a small Ling window (about a month), 1 cabezon, no rock fish, hali are are offshore only if I recall, and that is a small window as well. Salmon vary by whats out there, the tribes, the commercial guys, and sportsmen/women.  Tribes get 50%.

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Shimano TLD 10 - Drag jerky jerky
« on: July 15, 2021, 11:39:55 AM »
Anchovy is spot on. Cals grease can be used for your whole reel if needed.  Check out Alantani.com  for your specific reel. Odds are others have had this issue as well.

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Shimano TLD 10 - Free Spool Service
« on: July 15, 2021, 11:37:51 AM »
You can always check AlanTani.com for reel advice.

Craftsmen's Corner / Re: Got a new motor for my kayak!
« on: July 15, 2021, 11:34:55 AM »
I have a plastic bladed Werner Skagit, and last year I got a Camano CF  when GF got her Eddyline.  I really like their products. GF had a Werner White Water paddle she regrets getting rid of.

Stealth / I upgraded the seat
« on: July 15, 2021, 11:24:10 AM »
I originally got the back band thing for my yack.  To be honest for me it did not work.  So I finally broke down and got a Surf to Summit seat through my local West Marine. I also got 4 SS Pad eyes.  For those of you who haven't drill on your Stealth, here is my advice.  Avoid screws if you can't put a washer/nut on the back side. My experience is well nuts are much better for anything that is going to get used with a lot of pressure against it.   I have been switching to Water poof kayak rivets (look for the ones that have a small rubber or silicone washer under the head)  Sure they cost slightly more, but it is worth it.  Pad Eye's I went with SS for two reasons: 1. I can see exactly where those seat straps need to be . 2. The seat position is going to be under more stress so put something with it that reflects it.  and 3, that is all they had. 

So figure where you want the 4 Pad Eyes, mark and drill the first hole.  I went with keeping the pad eyes inline with the hull, as I notcied on some yaks they are set this way for the seats (hey I did some homework). I wanted the straps set back further, nothing worse as those straps are and stretch you will notice you can't get the seat any tighter, so make them longer than what you think you need.    Set the rivet in the pad eye, and swivel the pad eye to where you want your second hole.  The pad eye will act as you guide for hole #2.  Now rivet them in place. Do this for all 4 pad eyes.

Seat set up:  Place your seat as far rearward as possible, and set your rear straps. Pull in slack but don't over tighten.  Now do the same thing with the front straps.  Keep the seat as rearward as possible. And begin to tighten them  a little at a time. Depending on the seat, you may get get some side support, and you may need to adjust it so the two sides are equal.  Sit in it, see if works for you.  Your seat should be slightly forward, this aids you paddling.  I don't cut seat straps, I zip tie them, but tape or velcro would work as well.    Are you happy with it?  do you need to adjust your rudder peddles?

I haven't been on the water yet, but I can already tell it is an improvement. 

General Talk / Re: Leffingwell shark strikes again.
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:55:03 AM »
Hey brother , I would rather go on a convoy down IED lane then deal with a GWS.  I know my odds against an Insurgent are better than with a hungry landlord.  FYI you didn't try to tell him that the Governor still has a rent moratorium?  I am sure that would of kept him at bay!  ROFLMAO  I want to see those state housing officials go tell that landlord what he can't do!

General Talk / Point Wilson Dart and or Anchovy question
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:44:44 AM »
Point Wilson Darts & Anchovy jigs (similar to a Candlefish)  are popular up here in the Sound. I can't recall anyone using them in the bay area.  Do any of you fish a Point Wilson Dart or other jig for salmon?  If so can you share your techniques.  Thanks!

General Talk / Re: Monterey Heroes On the Water Help?
« on: July 15, 2021, 10:39:35 AM »
Wish I was closer, have you tried talking to the Monterey VA or the Capitola VA to see if you can wrangle some support out of them? 

My neighbor and his girlfriend were going on a Charter out of Westport.  I had wanted to go but could never find anyone to go with. So I booked a couple of nights in a hotel, and got a seat on the Swifty with them.  5 am came early, a Southwind greeted me as we headed out.  Roughest ride I have been on.  I almost lost breakfast it was that rough.  Crossing the bar there is no joke.  Once we got out in open water the sea slowly settled down.  The plan was to jig/mooch herring.  His girlfriend brought the first Salmon in, a fat 22 inch keeper.  Shortly there after I got an 18 inch shaker, followed by a nice keep Coho.  I would get two more keeper (19" & 20" respectively) but only one more keeper Coho was brought up.  I lost on a couple others, one of which followed me up to the boat and missed the stinger and ate the body and left the head (like he knew where the hooks were).  We were trying different locations, when we ended up over some rocks, and bam!  The biggest Blackie I have ever caught come up, everywhere I hear "Fish on!"  One guy brings up 2 lings a 12 & 13 pounder (38 & 40 incher maybe), I hook into another fish and loose him, then drop down again and hook into a pig of ling! I am guessing 36" around 10 pounds. Fought like a M1 Tank , now mind you the boat has to change positions as we are getting to close to some exposed rocks. I have to hold on to my beast. 

My old Newell 220 is getting it done today!  We move and I am still trying to bring this guy up, I can feel head shake after head shake, still with me.  I am worried those barbless hooks are going to come free , but they held!  I am bringing this guy up, the rod is tripled over as Mr. Pig Ling is under the boat. If you can imagine your rod almost completing a circle that is kind of what it looked like.  That Shimano did not give, it held in there.  Boat is lurching  around, I am using my elbow to hook on to the railing so I don't get thrown around.  All I can keep thinking is "Hooks don't fail me now!"

I finally get him to the surface and the Captain scoops with the net!  He gets tossed on the deck with a bunch of other lings.  The crew is busy, so I whack with the Billy and put my number tag on him.   I get some pics, I am back to fishing.  Next thing I know my pig is now a bunch of filets (they work fast!). 

Total for the day for me:
1 Coho Keeper (PB)
3 Shakers
2 Starry Flounder
1 Black Bass (PB)
1 Ling (PB)

Late report. July 2, I met up with what seemed to be the Portland chapter of NWKA. This was my first fish and chill with them.  Cody from the Portland area organized.  He fish this area as it is easy to get to, little boat traffic, has a restroom near by, and there are a lot of flatfish in the area, and no surf launching, good for newbs.  I am lucky in that is a about an hour from Bremerton. The launch is next to the Ferry Building in Steilacoom.  About 10-12 guys showed up.  3 of which were from Kitsap County (Where I live), and the rest Portland area.  The Portland guys are an active group. They like to text, from 5PM to 10 PM I was getting various text messages for a few days.  Launching was like "buttah,"  paddle a few hundred meters and you are in the zone.  Nightcrawlers were the ticket, and all of us started bring up little Sandab flatties.  Most limited out, or decided to target dogfish on light tackle.  I brought home 10 of the little guys, threw a bunch back, caught a few rockies and greenling (can't keep them in the sound).  All in all a good time by all!

General Talk / Re: Stinger hook recommendations
« on: July 15, 2021, 09:44:33 AM »
With the exception of small trebles for holding power bait when I trout fish, I have ditched trebles.  I may have some freshwater stuff I still need to convert.  I also am not the biggest Gamakatsu Siwash hook fan. I think they are too spindly compared to Owner.  Just can't hardly find Owner around here.  Gami could make amends with me if they made those big river hooks as an open eye.

General Talk / Re: Shark_bait is on Americas got talent
« on: July 15, 2021, 09:40:22 AM »
How did he do? ( I don't have TV or know what the acts name is) Are they in for the next round?  That shark fin image needs to make on there! 

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